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03Oct2019
Administrative Processing at the U.S. Embassy

"I attended my CR-1 interview last week. At the end of the interview, the consular collected my passport and said we'd get back to you in two weeks. My case is now placed on administrative processing. Are they going to deny me? They didn't give me anything." Administrative processing does not mean that it's denied [...]

27Sep2019
The NVC is Requesting Items I've Already Sent Them!

"The National Visa Center keeps asking for the same documents. I submitted all the docs, with the I-130 which is approved. What's going on at the NVC?" A couple things could be at play here with the National Visa Center stage they've switched over to electronic document processing. That means you have to scan and [...]

24Sep2019
Why to Always Update the USCIS With Contact Information

"My wife in Nicaragua changed her cell phone number. Do we need to inform the USCIS?" Yes, it is highly recommended that you update any and all information as soon as it changes. Especially the cell phone number. The reason being is because the consulate sends text messages. Basically, you filled out a form that [...]

20Sep2019
Case Returned to USCIS - What Now?

"My CR1 visa was sent back to the USCIS on February 26th, no feedback yet. What can be the issue? Everything was legitimate, my husband is a citizen and we've been married since December 2016." Unfortunately, we're hearing this all too often from many of our applicants and more so probably in the last 6 [...]

17Sep2019
New Public Charge Rule - 250% Poverty Level & Means Tested Benefits

Homeland Security recently issued a new public charge rule that our customers have been asking about, so we wanted to briefly go over this. A “Public Charge”, as defined by the USCIS, is a person who is likely to become: ...primarily dependent on the government for subsistence, as demonstrated by either the receipt of public [...]

17Sep2019
A Brief Look: Naturalized U.S. Citizens in the Military

In honor of National Citizenship Day, RapidVisa would like to recognize the naturalized immigrant men and women in the U.S. Military. The U.S. Military has had a longstanding legacy for the diversity of its servicemembers. That diversity extends not only among all races, but also among immigrant nationalities. From October 1, 2001 through 2018, the [...]

03Sep2019
I Entered on a K1 Fiance Visa But Haven't Adjusted Status Yet

"I have been in the US for almost two months now. We processed our K-1 visa with you guys for only eight months from start to finish. Do you have an expiration to when you can process?" There is no expiration for when you must adjust status explicitly. However, keep in mind you will be [...]

29Aug2019
Unable to Obtain Police Clearance For K1 Fiancé Visa

"I couldn't produce the police clearance and my case was in administrative processing because of it. In Bangladesh, they say they usually finish administrative processing in 60 days. I explained why I couldn't produce the police clearance by letter. Is it possible to have a K1 visa without the police clearance?" Usually, administrative processing lasts [...]

27Aug2019
Lapse in 3-Year Work History - Affidavit of Support

"How many years of W-2s and tax returns are they looking for? My husband stopped working in 2016 because we planned to hold the wedding in the Philippines and he stayed for a few months in the Philippines then returned to work in 2017 and 2018. Are we required to write a letter of explanation [...]

23Aug2019
When Will a CR1 Visa Recipient Receive Their Green Card?

"My wife just got here on a CR-1 visa. How long would it take her to get her green card?" Normally, the USCIS will send the green card within two to four weeks. So, she should be able to get her green card within that time frame, unless you move to another address. Usually, it [...]

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